Autofacer Activation Methods

Cone

Cone Activation How It Works Advantages
  • Cone grips the face of the work piece to open and close the blade (Must be a machined surface)
  • Reliable performance on any machine tool. CNC or manual
  • Cost effective alternative to high production tooling

Flywheel

Flywheel Activation How It Works Advantages
  • Utilizes the inertia generated during rapid spindle acceleration to open and close the blade.
  • Ideal for modern CNC machines with rapid acceleration and deceleration
  • Cost effective alternative to high production tooling

Pad or Ring

Pad or Ring Activation How It Works Advantages
  • Pads grip the inside diameter of the pilot hole and open and close the blade
  • Ideal for holes sizes greater than Ø57 [2.25”] where front (& back) spotfacing is required

Torque Bar

Torque Bar Activation How It Works Advantages
  • Utilizes an anti-rotation devise during spindle reversal to open and close the blade.
  • A Torque Bar Driver or an Arrester-rod is required
  • Ideal for high production runs that require the maximum degree of reliability.
  • Ideal for transfer lines and CNC machines.

Air or Coolant

Air or Coolant Activation How It Works Advantages
  • High pressure coolant drives the blade open.
  • Spring pressure closes the blade when the coolant is shut off.
  • Simple to set up and run.
  • Perfect for high production runs.
  • Ideal for machines with high pressure filtered coolant system.

Bearing Guided

Bearing Guided How It Works Advantages
  • A tapered pilot locates on a process bore supporting the tool a full 360 degrees.
  • Adjustable insert cartridge
  • Available in Torque Bar and Cone activated configurations.
  • Excellent size control and repeatability.
  • Capable of holding high precision tolerances of 0.0025mm [0.0001”] when producing back counterbores.

Extended Range

Extended Range How It Works Advantages
  • A rack and pinion gear opens the blade like a flick knife.
  • Available in Torque Bar and coolant activated configurations.
  • Extended back spotface to hole-size ratio (Largest in the industry).
  • Perfect for Internal machining in differential gear cases including spherical gear faces.
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